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Poster: lobster12 Date: Feb 9, 2007 2:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: stand corrected- sort of

When reading reviews on the site or some forum discussion I always used to roll my eyes at the folks who say, "You could tell Jerry was in a good mood because....he closed with deal or....because he was wearing shorts" or whatever. How the hell do we know what jer was feeling? However, after listening to a ton of Bertha's lately I may have to go on a limb and say the big boy might have been in good spirits the nights he belted out the "till the sun go down" line, then followed up with a "til it go down" right after. Those bertha's have a great energy and the remainder of the show seems to have the same.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Feb 9, 2007 4:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: stand corrected- sort of

He was a very emotive performer, and not in the way that Streisand or Celine Dion are, as if that doesn't go without saying. By all reports, he was, for the most part, a pretty jovial dude, and when he was really enjoying hitting the mark in a song such as Bertha, it comes through on the tapes. And another thing about Jerry that made him a success as a performer is how infectious that enjoyment was to the thousands who came to see him night after night, not to mention to his bandmates. When he had fun, EVERYBODY had fun!

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Poster: ducats Date: Feb 9, 2007 3:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: stand corrected- sort of

I would have to agree that Jer's vocals - usually a good growl - a "run me out" (ie. the Augusta that SDH likes), a "till it goes down" (like just mentioned) - a "I guess it doesn't matter" - were an easier way to "guess" his mood than his licks were.

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Poster: Sugaree83 Date: Feb 9, 2007 3:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: stand corrected- sort of

Listen to the 3/24/85, Springfield rendition.

Jerry was in pretty good spirits when he belted out "throw me in the jailhouse!!!!!"

The show was shortly after Jerry's bust and short stay in jail. It was the first Bertha after the arrest (East Coast, oops)

The place went absolutely freakazoid. One of my best Dead moments.

Just listened again .... wow, what a day that was.



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Poster: lobster12 Date: Feb 9, 2007 2:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: stand corrected- sort of

missed that show. I did catch the next night. I had set 2 from the gig you mentioned for years but never heard set 1. I will have to check it out now.

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Poster: darkstar1964 Date: Feb 9, 2007 3:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: stand corrected- sort of

Did catch these shows & thought they were excellent....in fact caught that tour [except for the portland run. was detoured into a nassau co. correctinal facility......f*%@ nassau co......sorry for that.]and found it to offer plenty of gold. check out phili or providence.

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Poster: darkstar1964 Date: Feb 9, 2007 2:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: stand corrected- sort of

i'll climb out on that limb w/you [and bend it over a little more].... and concure

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Poster: high flow Date: Feb 9, 2007 2:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: stand corrected- sort of

I'll....snap! The cradle has fallen. Too many big boys on that skinny limb.

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